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Warning; You may not want to read this while you're eating.
I was reading a book on spy toys a couple of days ago and come across a rat that had been taxidermied with velcro holding its stomach shut so it could be used as a dead drop. I don’t know how to taxidermy rats or have any lying around, however I did have a beetle and a micro SD card.
Materials:
• Micro SD card
• A dead beetle (preferably dry)
• Super glue (optional)
• Hot sauce (optional)
Tools:
• Small scissors
• Small knife
• Tweezers
• Small paint brush (optional)

Step 1: The wings

Picture of The wings
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With the tweezers crack the wing casing open. Remove the wings gripping them as close to the base as possible.
 
lhayes113 years ago
Nice, I first thought that it was a USB thumb drive instead of a micro SD. I also probably wouldn't have thought of the hot sauce part.
codongolev3 years ago
it would be cool if you added this to a collection of various insects. it would make a really neat data hiding place.
rouge.renard (author)  codongolev3 years ago
I hadn't thught of doing that. great Idea.
mygibzone3 years ago
Very ingenious! I love it! Hope you win!
gnach3 years ago
WHOA! Wash your hands after the hot sauce coating. Or don't pick your nose.

This is a GREAT 'ible, a lot of fun. thanks.
Awesome. I love the attention to detail- the hot sauce part takes some thinking about!
rouge.renard (author)  SelkeyMoonbeam3 years ago
Thanks. That suggestion also came from the book. I'll have to post a link.
jasonsj3 years ago
Sorry i may have missed reading something coz I cannot actually undestand the use of this Gigabeatle. would anybody help me get it? I mean, is it just for the sake of hiding a flash card in a bug?
rouge.renard (author)  jasonsj3 years ago
That's pretty much it. It's not that useful if you're not a spy.
ctalty3 years ago
Gross!!!! lol So what happens when someone steps on it cause it's a beetle? lol! But I have to say, better than a stuffed rat!!!! Quite intricate design!!!
mediabeing3 years ago
And I thought I was...unique. You win!
rouge.renard (author)  mediabeing3 years ago
Thank you
RedBinary3 years ago
I truly did not expect that this was an actual beetle based on the thumbnail! GENIUS!
rouge.renard (author)  RedBinary3 years ago
Thanks although I can only take so much credit.
Pfarmkid3 years ago
there is nothing weird about guys running around central park picking up dead beetles.


seriously this is a great idea

Pfarmkid
rouge.renard (author)  Pfarmkid3 years ago
Thank you.
This is great !!! Could work as a "bug", with a tiny transmitter instead.
The other night I saw a program about WW2. They were using dead rats stuffed with explosives to blow up boilers. They would leave the rat in coal piles & when the workers would see a dead rat they would shovel it into the boiler to get rid of it & BOOM ...
rouge.renard (author)  Lectric Wizard3 years ago
Thanks. I don't know that much about making small electronics, but I would be pretty impressed if someone was able to make that. I hadn't heard about rats being used however the book I got the idea from showed someone doing that with fake lumps of coal.
rouge.renard (author)  Lectric Wizard3 years ago
Thanks. I don't know that much about making small electronics, but I would be pretty impressed if someone was able to make that. I hadn't heard about rats being used however the book I got the idea from showed someone doing that with fake lumps of coal.
poofrabbit3 years ago
Holy cow, brilliant! Are you entering the spy contest? Love it well done!
rouge.renard (author)  poofrabbit3 years ago
Thanks. That was actually my excuse for making it.
abunda3 years ago
WAT!?